Regulatory

H-1B: Courting disaster, imposing fees

By |August 21st, 2019|

The USCIS may be courting disaster if it proceeds without beta-testing its H-1B visa registration system, a Forbes contributor warns. Meanwhile, a proposed fee for companies to make use of the electronic filing system has cleared a hurdle, Mintz law firm reports.
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IC compliance: Top issues for 2019 — Part 1

By |August 14th, 2019|

The use of independent contractors is thriving. While many embrace it, including workers themselves, others bemoan it, leading to a clash in the legal arena. Here are some of the most important issues affecting independent work today.
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Senators call for Google to convert contingents to traditional employees

By |August 7th, 2019|

A group of Democratic senators are urging Google CEO Sundar Pichai to convert the company’s 120,000 temporary and contract workers to traditional worker status, The New York Times reported.
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Exclusivity no more? Alaska court opens new chasm in workers’ comp protections

By |July 31st, 2019|

A recent ruling from the Alaska Supreme Court sets aside workers’ compensation precedent in a contingent worker’s injury lawsuit.
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Chicago passes ‘most sweeping’ scheduling-predictive ordinance in the US

By |July 31st, 2019|

Chicago passes the “fair workweek” ordinance, which entitles some contingents to two weeks’ notice of schedule changes. Further, extra hours must be offered to existing part-timers and then certain existing temporary workers before others.
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Work VISA roundup: News developments involving foreign worker visas

By |July 31st, 2019|

Court denies a temporary restraining order against DOL officials over H-2B processing; an employer pays more than $20,000 for H-2B program violations and a woman has been indicted over an alleged $2 million visa fraud scheme.
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Closing Channels: Immigration policies affecting talent supply chain

By |July 31st, 2019|

Attorney Karine Wenger discusses the effects of the current immigration situation on the US talent supply chain in a recent Staffing Industry Review article.
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UK’s private sector braces itself for IR35

By |July 24th, 2019|

Revisions to the UK’s Off-Payroll Working Rules, coming into effect in April 2020, add red tape for companies that use independent contractors.
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New Jersey IC task force outlines next steps, legislative goals

By |July 24th, 2019|

New Jersey’s task force on independent contractor misclassification has issued its report, outlining steps it and the state’s department of labor plan to take to combat the problem.
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9th Circuit Court reverses IC course

By |July 24th, 2019|

The Ninth Circuit, which in May held that the Dyamex test for IC status determinations could be applied retroactively, has withdrawn that ruling and asked for the state’s Supreme Court to address the issue.
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